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#Second Test

# second-test - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'Nothing feels monumental when it’s one-all': Schmidt focused on winning series in Sydney

The Ireland head coach isn’t getting carried away, as he turns his attention to next week’s deciding Test.

# second-test - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season

The Cork man was only called up after Rory Best’s injury but now finds himself in the starting XV.

# second-test - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line 13

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line

The 23-year-old is fully aware of the challenge that awaits as he steps back into the Test arena on Saturday.

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis

The ex-Ireland international labelled David Pocock ‘a cancer on the game’.

Scannell and Conway start as Schmidt rings changes for second Test

Tadhg Beirne could make his Ireland debut from the bench in Melbourne.

# second-test - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'

The out-half found himself in an unfamiliar position last week, but is set to take centre stage again in Melbourne.

# second-test - Monday 11 June, 2018

Earls must complete HIA protocols but team changes will strengthen Ireland

Joe Schmidt is set to bring back in the likes of Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose.

# second-test - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'

Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has seen confidence in the tourists this week.

# second-test - Friday 30 June, 2017

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12.

# second-test - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Ireland concede 29 second-half points as South Africa win second Test

There’s all to play for in the series next week.

Trimble 'nutmeg' leads to opening try for Ireland as they dominate first half

Devin Toner was the man to cross the whitewash at Ellis Park.

# second-test - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test

Craig Gilroy, Stuart Olding, Tadhg Furlong and Rhys Ruddock all start for Ireland.

# second-test - Saturday 14 June, 2014

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test Winning Habit This post contains videos

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test

We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions sought a rare, southern hemisphere series win.

# second-test - Thursday 12 June, 2014

McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes

Noel Reid, Rob Herring and James Cronin could make their debuts from the bench against Argentina.

# second-test - Sunday 8 June, 2014

They already have a trophy but Paul O'Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win

The Ireland captain was happy with his team’s victory at Estadio Centenario but admitted his team’s performance was lacking.

# second-test - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Johnny Doyle and Ciarán McKeever added to Irish squad

The Kildare and Armagh players will link up with Paul Earley’s squad for the second International Rules test.

# second-test - Monday 21 October, 2013

Reports: Australian International Rules players in the dock for late night party

The Aussies have been ordered to focus on next Saturday’s second test at Croke Park.

Aidan Walsh thanks fans for support after injury, says he's ready for second test

The Cork midfielder suffered a bad knock on his knee in Cavan on Saturday.

# second-test - Saturday 29 June, 2013

The champagne is on ice and so is Warburton's hamstring after 2nd Test loss

The Lions captain has a hamstring strain and is a big doubt for the final Test.

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride Fireman's Lift This post contains videos

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride

“Come with me if you want to live!”

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour All Square This post contains videos

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour

The Wallabies threw the kitchen sink and Israel Folau at the Lions as they sought to keep the series alive.

The Incredible Welsh Hulk eager to take it to Australia and close out series

“The overriding feeling is one of excitement,” declared the winger. “We’re ready for the challenge

'It was gladiatorial. Even now it gives me shivers' - Shane Horgan on the Lions

The former Ireland and Lions winger re-lives his experiences on the 2005 tour to New Zealand.

Breakfast with Lions: Match point in Melbourne

After a win in the first Test, Warren G’s man have the series in their sights but don’t expect the Aussies to go down without a fight.

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels ‘tackling machine’ Dan Lydiate has been drafted in to shut Will Genia down.

# second-test - Friday 28 June, 2013

Sexton taking history lessons to give Lions claws in attack

The Lions out half knows this is his chance to make the most out of a short career.

Leo Cullen backs Leinster teammate Heaslip to make winning difference for Lions

‘Jamie was probably our best player at the end of the season and he carried that form into the Lions tour’.

'If the Lions don't win tomorrow, I fear for the series' - David Wallace

The former Ireland Lions flanker believes the second Test will top the first for sheer, nerve-shredding tension.

"It'll be a cauldron of noise" Waltzing O'Driscoll girls primed for 2nd Test battle

Attempts to deliver a box of Barry’s Tea to the Lions team hotel in Melbourne was met with nonplussed reaction by staff at the front desk.

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try Finger Wag This post contains videos

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try

The Welsh winger has copped some grief after pointing his finger towards Will Genia’s face before sliding over to score.

# second-test - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Tommy Bowe starts as Lions ring the changes for 2nd Test with Australia

Sean O’Brien and Conor Murray are drafted up to the bench and Mike Phillips drops out of the squad.

# second-test - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton Lions 2013 This post contains videos

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton

The lads from GreenandGold feel the Lions outhalf is looking off-colour.

X-ray confirms Tommy Bowe is fighting fit and ready for Second Test call

Head coach Warren Gatland has told his entire Lions squad their chance for Test heroics is yet to come.

Wallabies deny Beale and O'Connor boozing as 4am Burger King photos emerge

The Australian Rugby Union has stated it was aware of the night out and insists the players were not drinking alcohol.

# second-test - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Test chance is around the corner, we must stay switched on -- Conor Murray Lions 2013 This post contains videos

Test chance is around the corner, we must stay switched on -- Conor Murray

The Munster and Ireland scrumhalf scored a first half try but so did his Test competitor Ben Youngs.

Lions confirm that Paul O'Connell will remain in Australia until end of tour

The news about Jamie Roberts and Alex Corbisiero’s Test match chances was not so positive.

# second-test - Monday 24 June, 2013

Ghost of Lions tours past is back to haunt Heaslip and O'Driscoll

“The tight jerseys [are new],” remarked Aussie flanker George Smith. “The fashion has changed.”

# second-test - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Tommy Bowe channels Skywalker spirit but Lions force is with Alex Cuthbert Bowe Selecta This post contains videos

Tommy Bowe channels Skywalker spirit but Lions force is with Alex Cuthbert

The Welsh winger and fellow countryman Leigh Halfpenny were relieved when Kurtley Beale’s slip prevented a deja vu nightmare.

# second-test - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Irish rugby in 2012: All you need to know in 8 videos

Featuring flying fullbacks, a hell of a test in Bordeaux and some wonder scores by a lad called Gilroy.

# second-test - Friday 15 June, 2012

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

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